The Piqua Junior High fastpitch softball team was near perfect this season going 10-1-0 in GWOC action and 12-1-0 overall. Piqua’s efforts gained them a share of the GWOC North Championship title.
Piqua was lead by returning 2016 MVP Kennedy Fashner.
Fashner’s offensive numbers were impressive as she managed a .700 batting average with 24 RBI’s and 14 extra base hits including three home runs and a grand slam.
On defense she managed the pitching rubber as the Indians ace.
Fashner had 12 wins with an ERA of 0.840 and 153 strikeouts. The Indians opponents could only muster .134 batting average against her as she stranded 86 girls on the base paths.
Piqua’s season got off to a great start as they reeled of 5 wins in a row in GWOC action Tippecanoe(17-10) Northmont (9-2) Troy (13-3) Wayne (13-2) and Greenville (9-8).
Sidney ruined the Indians vision of a perfect season and by doing so caused a tie for the GWOC North Title.
The Lady Indians bounced back and ran off seven more wins to complete their regular season play 12-1. Springfield (16-2) Northmont (13-2) Greenville (7-5) Troy (15-6) Vandalia (5-3) Northmont (18-6) Springfield (21-12)
The Lady Indians averaged 11 hits and 12 runs per game with a team batting average of .402 and an on-base percentage of .502.
They had 100 RBI’s, 54 extra base hits including home runs from Jordaya Walker (1), Reagan Toopes(2) and Fashner (4). The Indians were quick on the bases as well as they stole 183 bags. Walker(35) and Toopes(28) led the team.
Piqua will loose five eighth graders from this years team while returning 10 seventh graders.
Fashner, Paige Hinkle, Korrine Young, Jasmine Gilardi, and Kylee Angle will all make there way to high school coach Rick Claprood next year.